Category Archives: Public Relations

Groupon: Stunt or Stupidity?

Like many media-obsessed folks, I was on Twitter during the Super Bowl watching the critique of the ads in real time. Much of what I was seeing came from people in marketing or social media. And the 140-character limit made for necessarily succinct reviews. There was disagreement and some spirited banter. That is, until the Groupon ad ran. Continue reading



Filed under Advertising & Marketing, Branding, Groupon, Marketing best practices, Marketing myths, Public Relations, Social media & branding, Super Bowl Ads, TV Commercials, Twitter

One Bad Apple

I remember watching Nixon’s “I am not a crook” speech on TV. At the time, my mother told me that he should just admit what he did and everyone would soon forget about it. “It’s when you deny, deny, deny,” she said. “That’s when you really get in trouble.” Nixon, Clinton…Toyota, Apple. Will they ever learn? Continue reading


Filed under Apple, Branding, Public Relations